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apple saying this is the train where the economic policy is but it's also you know our products are more expensive and fewer people want to go in the store and pay that much for own through hours trading there was something like seven point five percent drop in apple's share price i mean this isn't a huge hit for it for apple as far as the short but i believe it's only about four or five billion out of eighty four billion dollars revenue. for the quarter but this is something that investors are paying attention to and they did punish apple pretty significantly in after hours trading. ahead on al-jazeera we hear from the youth movement accused of causing the election violence aimed bangladesh. has cloned polo ponies we ask if scientists are riding roughshod over ethical considerations. from coup briskness and fuel. to the war on trying cool to those of southeast
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asia. hello i have a little good news for afghanistan wanting rain release no time this time the of this summer's wait is this streaming cloud the start of it if you like which looks like nothing very much but it is indeed an easy brought rain and the picture says a daytime is more raids develop in the eastern med might show itself on the coast of lebanon but the existing stuff is really quite heavy that's the euphrates and tigris valley there on the high ground in western iran snow tires of course and then the cloud ahead of it where it really just precedes this rain should spread across iran and show itself on high ground in afghanistan as a low ground is rain if you're lucky probably the first decent dam pull this winter at the same time the next storm system has affected turkey more than you or else mr showing itself in the finals in syria maybe lebanon snow tight of course it's fine to the south of that and the breeze temporarily has changed directions over the
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arabian peninsula to southerly which brings dust and a bit more warmth to bahrain qatar this part of saudi arabia probably nothing in the way of clara to showers to speak of then the wind changed direction to a bit of a normally wouldn't twenty three into her for example but also the wind will bring clean air less in the way of dust it is of course dry everywhere. the winter sponsored body counts on race. whether online i want to start here on my laptop with a tweet or if you join us on sat there was a rush of adrenaline will be felt this was the moment of the new leading call this is a dialogue the government has cooled based on an eagle protest and instructed police to use force to disperse the crowds everyone has a voice. of reasons we'll see different types of books or join the global conversation on our zero.
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our top stories on al-jazeera donald trump has. leaders to return to the white house on friday after both sides failed to reach a deal to end the partial government shutdown the president is refusing to budge until he gets funding for his war along the mexico border at least thirty one people are dead after days of intense fighting between two groups in northern syria . turkey backs rebel forces and blaming each other for starting the violence in the provinces and the boss of apple has partly blamed trying to trade war with china for missing out on billions of dollars worth of business tim cook warned of lower than expected earnings in in the first quarter of this year also citing weaker
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demand from china. now brazilian stocks have hit record highs after the new president jaya boats narrow took office his government's announce a major policy overhaul including a move expected to increase the commercial exploitation of the amazon rain forest both an hour has issued an executive order making the agriculture ministry responsible for indigenous lands the move is seen as a victory for business but has angered rights groups and environmentalists the government has also promised to introduce an anti-crime bill john holeman has more from brasilia. president but also not overt only just been sworn in really when he started to try and take action and come good on his campaign promises one of them was not one centimeter more of land for indigenous reserves and he signed an executive order that all intents and purposes made that happen there was obviously outcry from indigenous leaders who would see this is
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a thin end of the wage at the moment it doesn't affect established indigenous reserves in the country but they fear that a president who's made no secret really of his plans and decide to develop brazil's natural resources would then move on to that next the agricultural minister the new agricultural minister also came out and said that brazil had too many environmental moves the agriculture ministry at the moment is really in the hands of the agri business lobby who would also like to develop and stop farming on the brazilian countryside remember that more than half of this country is made up of the amazon rain forest also the new security the new justice minister came out and said that the president but charged him above all other things to try and deal with impunity this is a country that's coming off the back of the biggest corruption scandal in latin america in the new president bill sonando has made it really a priority and
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a campaign promise to get to grips with and to be down corruption in the country and mary in mexico seven states have what has been shot dead just hours after being sworn into office gunmen opened fire on and. as he was on his way to a meeting for the people were wounded in the attack a man has been arrested in connection with the killing. rights activists in the u.s. state of texas have called the shooting of a seven year old girl a hate crime jasmine bonniest died on sunday barnes rather died on sunday after a man driving a pickup truck opened fire on her mother's car which was also carrying three of her sis's and they say they want to speculate on the motive for the attack while they're searching for the gunman activists believe it's linked to the twenty seven shooting of a black motorists in the same area what are the odds. that. black families were fired upon by white male in a pickup truck within
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a one year time span of the saying block. we got a call it what it is black people are being targeted in this country black people are being targeted in this county black people are being targeted in this city so we are currently convinced. that the killing of jasmine bars was race related we believe that there is a white supremacist element in that area that needs to be trotted out found and brought to justice. now economists are warning bad debt and low savings are threatening the survival of nigeria's commercial banks many people refuse to put their money in accounts saying banks can't be trust said has a story. they yammer give them bongo farms and sells only instance some nigeria's neighbors at the peak of the season he makes about thirty thousand dollars
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a week despite this income he stopped taking his money to the bank at a bank he was not satisfied with the services i received a used to have an account but i was disappointed several times so i put my earnings back into the business and invest in realistic as a go. and millions of other nigerians either not putting their money into savings account or have never even set foot in a bank economist blame a number of factors including low income and poverty but even some of the rich are looking elsewhere to get their money if you look at the investment of fortune it is that i will often especially outside of nigeria and the relatively high associated was in this to me and such ventures it because less is until for them. in the country or led to this to our site but importantly. the sabin's
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culture must be institutionalized by the government itself with many banks going out of business during the last decade economists say better supervision and enforcement is needed to attract the savings and investment the banking system. or any institutions to roll in to destress in terms of the high profile of this total are said been taken away and been combative in twelve long it indicates that the surveillance system provided by some tall monk or nigella and as your lender for the insurance corporation is adequate or low all that it anybody can i was on the part of that of a greater authority banks becoming leno with fewer branches and staff and accusations and mergers are also becoming the new. bank used to be here someone else is renting the building now after decades of doing business the bank shut down because it didn't have enough customers many people up want and don't have enough.
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is the distrust of the banking system. small businessmen like they want more from the banks access not only to loans but better returns on their savings too if that's not provided the banks may find the number of customers contributing to savings accounts when dealing father. reese al-jazeera. nigeria. the electoral commission in the democratic republic of congo says results for the presidential vote may be delayed because it hasn't received most of the ballots regional monitors say sunday's election was relatively well managed despite several challenges technical and organisational problems meant many people were unable to vote while more than a million others in three opposition strongholds were excluded because of ebola and security concerns a spokesman for one of the opposition candidate says he doesn't mind when the results are published as long as they're an honest reflection of the votes in the
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prism required to form that i doubt it will be sunday because some corners of the country have not transmitted the results but i can't speak for the commission whether it's on sunday or monday or tuesday we don't mind what we want our results published that reflect the truth of the ballot boxes that is the most important thing meanwhile the congolese ruling party says the internet will continue to be shut down to prevent disorder. the common front for the congo regrets the internet shut down its monday but notes that some people tried to use the internet to put the congolese people against each other. we asked the population to remain calm and wait peacefully for the provisional results that the electoral commission will publish in the coming days israel's public security minister has promised to make conditions worse for palestinian prisoners gilad don says jails will remove cooking rice begin rationing water and reduce prisoners' autonomy they'll also lose the
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right to be house with members of their factions or dan says the new policies aimed to deter future acts of violence will suffer barghouti is secretary general of the palestinian national initiative he says it would be another escalation of human rights violations by israel. the fact. now these unitive acts against palestinian presidents is very clearly related to the fact that there is an heirloom and those are using suppression and operation of palestinians as an instrument of competition in the upcoming elections some ministers are in france in activities of those showing people through imprisoning them especially children. now wanting to make conditions much worse for post in persons and others are upgrading their policy of violence against palestinian people so in my opinion this is one of the way over a skeleton their human rights violations critics say the bangladeshi prime
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minister's landslide victory in sunday's election could allow her to become even more authoritarian she has seen as party won more than ninety five percent of seats in parliament securing her third consecutive term in office but a student movement which backs her campaign has been accused of violence and voter intimidation child stratfor put those allegations to the movement's leader. twenty five year old saddam hussein is the leader of bangladesh is willing student who would call the child truly. it has tens of thousands of supporters the opposition say prime minister sheikh hasina used the chance to lead to intimidate stretton and commit acts of violence against them during the election campaign. including this attack on the motorcade of opposition leader kemal hussain. to be able to see the victims with the awami league. mission there was no violence committed by the
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roaming the us we followed the election commission when we kept communication ties with the awami league candidates they needed to know what the younger generation wants the opposition alliance has rejected the election is demanding another under a neutral interim government hussain rejects the allegation made by international human rights organizations that the league and the sheikh hasina has committed major human rights violations including forced disappearances in the murder of opposition activists. has become known to the international community as a mother of humanity we were able to help their hanger refugees or exult this proves she is humanitarian with them there was a lot of extra judicial caning and literally government paused do you deny that there was no intimidation by awami league supporters like your youth movement. i mean obama not only me but one hundred million voters they are new generation of millions that through the won the league we won our independence and it's through
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the party that they dream of a modern bangladesh will be realised. the opposition say more than ten thousand of its supporters were rest is it during an election campaign it calls a farce hussein and his young supporters say the opposition has no grounds for complaint. that al-jazeera dhaka. through his attorney general has reversed his decision to dismiss two prosecutors leading a corruption investigation involving several former presidents they were reinstated after anti-corruption demonstrations outside his office in the capital lima prosecutors are investigating whether former presidents and top government officials accepted bribes from brazilian construction giant odebrecht. now argentina is known to have the best polo in the world and one of the reasons why is a quality of its horses but it's not all down to nature animal cloning has become common practice in the sport in a serious a boy explains it sparked a heated ethical discussion. horses at the most important tournaments
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in the world to me although the same except that a few of these horses are clones. they were created here at this center fifty kilometers outside when a site is had a man keiser explains that to clone a horse they take tissue from the neck of the animal they want to copy then what's generated out of that tissue is inserted into an empty cell no you. don't there's no sperm here it's considered a sexual reproduction even though the initial cell we want to clone had a mother and a father. then they wait for a few days to see if the procedure is successful so they can later implant the embryo. this fall as you can see here is a clone of course said if playing argentina is polo championship it was created in a laboratory and implanted in this where it is expected to be as good as the
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original version. has been leading the cloning process in argentina he says that cloning has helped them accelerate the record auction process of what is considered an exceptional horse. but he said we cannot clone experiences what nature does. we copy it in a lab and it has inefficiencies it's always an imitation of nature and even though we reset tissue to start from the beginning we cannot delete the genetic marks in the d.n.a. so it's not crazy to think that the clones are born with more experience than the original animal. considered argentina's best polo player has cloned his mare quite at the more than a dozen times the mare and her clones are the stars of every tournament in the country. that only part of the discussion over the ethics of horse cloning has forced the polo association to regulate what can be allowed in the industry. there
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is a big debate it one hundred twenty five laboratories want to mutate change and adapt and that's why our association with the government decided that cloning is one thing and manipulating genetically is something else. the demand for horses is what has made this industry warm and even though ethical questions about animal cloning remain it has allowed some of argentina's best horses to transcend in time . when a site is a chinese spacecraft has made history by landing on the far side of the moon according to state media china's space agency released these pictures last month when the chang are for change orbits and head of the mission experts say the mission highlights china's ambition to join or even lead the space race the pope could offer insights into the moons our regions and evolution.
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again i'm fully back to bo with the headlines on al-jazeera donald trump has asked congressional leaders to return to the white house on friday after both sides failed to reach a deal to end the partial government shutdown the president is refusing to budge until he gets funding for his wall along the mexico border where the democrats couldn't give them a credible reason to continue the shutdown. the only reason that they are shutting down the government is very simple they want to try and leverage that shutdown into their proposals on home on border security we have we want strong border security we believe ours are better but to use the shutdown as hostage which they had no argument against is wrong.
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at least thirty one people are dead after days of intense fighting between two on groups in northern syria. fighters in turkey banks rebel forces are blaming each other for starting the violence in libya in aleppo provinces meanwhile president trump has described syria's war as sand and death while defending his decision to withdraw u.s. troops from the country tromso hasn't provided a timetable for the military exit he announced last month against the advise of his defense chiefs brazil's new government has announced a major policy overhauling clued in measures expected to lessen protection for the amazon rain forest president j of all snare also promised to introduce an untie crime bill. america in mexico's southern state of waka has been shot dead just hours after being sworn into office gunmen opened fire on alejandro as he was on his way to a meeting for other people were wounded in the attack a man has been arrested in connection with the killing and a chinese spacecraft has made history by landing on the far side of the moon
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according to state media china's space agency released these pictures last month when the china for change orbits ahead of the landing those are the headlines on al-jazeera coming up next year it's history. the week began with use of a ninety day truce in the to protect us china trade. those largest supply of objectified natural gas is the biggest. we bring you the stories of the economic world we live in counting the cost. i am here in the stream a series of events in which white bystanders business owners and employees called the police on black americans has reignited conversations about racial profiling in the united states we explore the realities of living while black that's today live
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on al-jazeera and you tube leave your comments in the chat and i'll do my best to include as many as possible in our discussion. many of you. would need to manage if. you are. you're already criminalized when you're wearing black skin says darren martin a former obama white house staffer who was mistaken for a burglar moving into his apartment in new york city story being questioned by neighbors and police for simply being black in an allegedly white space isn't unique nor is the outcry it sparked on social media and we also california a group of african-americans were detained by police while checking out of their air b.n. b. rental when a neighbor accused them of stealing stuff the neighbor was also concerned that the group hadn't waved to her as they left in oakland police were called in a group for allegedly not following park walls and using a charcoal barbecue grill and in philadelphia pennsylvania employees of
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a starbucks cafe and two men trespassing as they waited for a colleague to arrive have a look. anti-racism activists say these incidents recall america's history of vagrancy laws which criminalize the presence of people often black in public spaces starbucks plans to close its eight thousand u.s. locations on may twenty ninth to conduct anti racial bias training but is that progress or just p.r. with us to help us explore that question franchesca ramsey is a comedian and author whose new memoir well but escalated quickly tells her story of becoming an accidental activists damon young is the editor in chief very smart brothers sherri williams is an assistant professor of communication at american
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university here in washington d.c. and via skype in lagos nigeria the day she is a yale university student was questioned by campus police when a white classmate took issue with her sleeping in the common area of her dorm building so welcome to this stream everyone so i want to start on my laptop here with a headline this is from the l.a. times new starbucks policy no purchase needed to use restrooms or to sit in cafes and they begin this article by saying medical emergency burglary and physical assault these are the few instances in which starbucks is now saying that employees should call the police would you make of it sherry well what i make of that is that in this country we actually have to be instructed on when and when to call the police on black people because for decades for centuries we have had a series of laws that really have pretty much regulated black existence in the
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public you know immediately after slavery the black holes were enacted which were a way a series of laws it was a way to continue to relegate black people's presence and really keep them relegated and public spaces then moving on into reconstruction there was the conflict leasing system in which black people could be arrested for any. minor infraction and nonviolent infraction you know for doing pretty much anything and then once they came into the system their labor could be leased out to private companies private citizens and one of those things in which they could be arrested for was loitering but then we moved on over into the one nine hundred sixty s. civil rights era in the fifty's and sixty's sometimes civil rights activists were arrested for loitering while they were in the process of actively resisting white supremacy moving on over into the eighty's and ninety's cities across the country were trying to grapple with gang activity so they started to again in act more loitering in vagrancy laws so what they ended up really doing was arresting a lot of black and brown youth who looked like gang members because what is
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a what is a gang member looked like in this contemporary context a gang member looks like somebody who is not white and that was in my home saved illinois and chicago that that was going down there so a whole history lesson thank you very much the same to what you packed in there and i think our audience will appreciate that francesco what do you make of starbucks announcement and this new policy change i think it's strange because i've always understood it to be that a coffee shop is a place for people to chat and hang out and work with the understanding that they're probably going to spend money and so now that they have to outrightly say in response to this major gaffe is really troubling because what it says is that a lot of their employees are carrying around this bias and that it's being supported by their management but also by the police and i just think that it's really sad that we need to have these list situations for them to help them
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determine when it's appropriate to call the police and also the fact that as white people they have this inherent privilege where police officers are going to believe whatever it is they say about a black person and that puts us in danger which is really scary and as you're talking there. before you get in there what we're watching on on our screens now is the protests the people who heard about this and immediately took to twitter and then took to the streets and took to starbucks around the country really to protest this statement. or mandate saying don't be races it is necessary particularly in a space like a like a coffee shop which you know for people who are in the bay or a part of unities where people go they were the people of color stations. and the fact that there's large corporations yes it's older workers
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you know what you probably should not be racist today. and to actually have a day a day of just telling them to is pretty normal billboards don't be races don't be racist don't be racist dopey raises a good it's just it's one of those things that just or take a leave the absurdity of white supremacy in of america it's also really frustrating i mean i i commend them on one hand because like they're trying but there are so many instances that don't take place in a business establishment you know whether it's the people calling about air b.n. b. you know or the woman at the barbecue there's just so many instances where white folks are calling nine one one for no reason i feel like we need some sort of checklist for them you know kind of like the green eggs and ham type of nursery rhyme you know are black people having fun please do not call nine one one you know just make it a little rhyme to there's a little bit scenarios to kind of go through the list we. just might work because
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it right i mean. i like that you mention other examples i want to share one that our community members actually shared with us this is katherine on twitter she says my mom and i stopped by and house to visit she wasn't home so we waited in eric how are police were called because we looked suspicious she goes on to say it not was. they're sad reminder that just being black is enough to stir suspicion even when doing something innocent like waiting outside your aunt's house and in this case that wasn't deadly we have seen other cases where waiting in a car can be deadly that's one example there are a long list a whole host of other. day there's actually an example that you of your. you became pretty well known for sleeping you want to tell us what happened yeah. yeah. you know it's. none of my dorm and. you know the lights came on and about one forty five in the morning. another
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student was just kind of staring at me. or you're not supposed to be here why are you sleeping in here. and from my description my friend description of her time that she almost beat on i i thought the same person so i asked him to call the police on my friend with a few months of all the knowledge that starts going on about how i'm not supposed to be there and all the. and so she did and so the video both my face but i'm a pretty much the interaction. what happened with the university have they stepped in i mean there have. i mean for yeah so issued a number of statements. most of them you know talking about diversity and inclusion and how you know we still need to do more work to make the game and our.
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university to have one damn the action. of not one. behavior. and they have not spoken at all. or you know the weaponization of again. the thing that jumped out to me the thing that jumped out to me in that scene is when the student says i have every right to call the police you're not allowed to sleep in that room every right it sounds in title that sounds privilege what did you make of it when you when you saw this video because of course it's gone viral it's what i make of it is again just this embodiment of this history of white people being able to be around black people when they want to be around them right and if i don't feel like they belong in this space then i have the right to make sure that they are ejected from this space and i think there are some ideas too that we still have about like black
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criminality and black conspiracy because a lot of these vagrancy laws and a lot of these laws that have existed throughout time really have been about white people's fear of black people in fear of black congregation and what black people would do if they come together because i mean i even as a contemporary grown woman in my past twenty years of work in the workplace have even experienced at the water cooler at the copy machine standing with a mother a black colleague or two or three and don't let it be for a white colleague would even say what are you guys conspiring to do over here what are you guys cooking up over here and i know that was just like a really you know blanket statement the person didn't mean any harm but it just the vokes these id. about black fear and even some of the stores like corner store as in black and brown neighborhoods have these pop policies just like maybe written on notebook paper on the door no more than two people in here at a time two or three people so these ideas of black people being together and being destructive and dangerous are really deeply rooted in the american psyche. you know
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. i'm not even sure it's so much even so much of like there's more real fear of like you know ok this black presence here. it's almost as if white people consider the police to be their own personal apple care where like black people are like this. just isn't working correctly and they need to call customer service real quick just to get rid of problems were like this or some where they wish someone could clean up really quick. and a thing is when they do that you know they might be thinking ok i just want the black people removed introducing the police to black people could be a potentially lethal situation and that. you know sometimes we end up good because of these phone calls because of this this annoyance. this feeling of i just don't expect them to be in this space and so i want the removed from that
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space because i feel comfortable and the law that i can see you nodding there but i want to bring in this comment via you tube live walker says this is been going on in america for centuries it is one of the quote don't trust white people warnings given to us by our elders one warning to be careful as they want to give you a record so this is one person's perspective we actually spoke to a former dispatcher about when to call the police and when not to have a listen to christopher carver he's the operations director for the national emergency number association and that's a group that provides policy and education to nine one one centers around the u.s. have a. there are obviously things that are not emergencies that cause challenges for i'm such as power outages. sometimes barking dog complaints cannot be an emergency we've even had examples of calls united states
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for genset a fast food restaurant where there was a certain kind of fruit that was no longer available in those cases obviously the issue is not one that justifies the use of a life threatening you know a number designed for life threatening emergencies however any other cases where warrant out where the caller doesn't know exactly was going on and they make that call to nine one one then it falls on nine one one dispatchers to do the best they can with the information that's reported. so francesca dispatchers have to use or judgment but what about the people calling when you heard some of the reasons people are often not telling the truth that's a huge part of the problem and i think also is that i mean saying i believe that this person has a gun you know that's something that we've heard people call in and say to the police or in an instance what the air b.n. b. i don't believe that usually people who are stealing bring suitcases with them i
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just think that that's a little strange and so i agree with a lot of that there should be consequences and so if you are making these calls to police officers you should be held responsible for you know the cost of taxpayer dollars that are being used to bring out eight and nine ten police officers for a potential robbery and i think you know there is a bigger conversation to be had about racial bias but i think one thing is that money does talk and that if people saw a real financial consequences then maybe more would think twice before picking up the phone to call police about a frivolous incident which oftentimes i think is really just a power play you know with the barbecue situation it really kind of felt like oh no you're going to listen to me and if you don't listen to me but i'm going to call. the police and just because knowing our fraud history with the police that that word automatically shuts down some conversations and people will say well i would like to live today so i will leave you i'm going to go i'm going to see my way out and i think in that situation especially we have so much footage and you can really
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see that she was. kind of seemingly thrown off by the fact that these guys were not intimidated by her and that's why she was willing to stay on the phone for two hours i believe waiting for the police officers and i think she was wasting the time of those nine one one dispatchers who could have been responding to a real situation and so she should face consequences that are video of that playing i want to show this headline here this is the san francisco chronicle even in oakland calling the cops on black people just living their lives and of course because we could see the person who did the calling she has since been me means that look like this people are calling her barbecue back to you that is not her name and money. who did this and you can see her there and the back of dr martin luther king jr the martian d.c. here she is calling on the obama's this person has been in tears all day they tweet that's right i have a right so making light of the situation because sometimes and the only thing you
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can do is laugh but i want to go to this tweet here this is directed right to your . day wasn't allowed to sleep in that particular room she should have contacted on kind of campus staff or the d.a. and i think she's referring to the student who called the police on you but calling the police was blowing the situation way out of proportion and i would just like to know what made they look as if she didn't belong. what do you think it is. mean it's obvious and i think everything that we've had about you know people utilizing the police as their personal apple care is true but also make history of america are you know it's interesting that this fear of black congregation and its fear of even black story is so similar to you know posts where you really air our reconstruction air and you know the pattern just seems so identical this this year you know black people are free they're living their lives we don't why we
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should be on the plantation we should be and for them it's not ok i mean i think there is something very deep in the white american fight you're telling them that a black person being free on is a problem and that's a problem that needs to be resolved every time they want and this is for people like you know like sarah not necessarily always right in pittsburgh right now there's like an issue going on and one of the communities that is kind of like small size is this whole conversation where there's a very hyper. communities liberty and this community is actually one problem in this community. there's a billboard that has been erected that. each month a different artist has an opportunity to put like a phrase on a billboard and it's just a piece of this a piece of art that exists in a neighborhood people look at the billboards look at the sayings and you know oh
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that's cool that's clever and don't think anything of it so a couple months ago black artist got a name of a lisa warms lee had this phrase up there to us that there were black people in the future. and that became an issue home feeling the. landlord contacted the person who's in charge or distillation asked them to take it though there were panels about this there were news articles about this like this was a big pittsburgh deal. why do you think that was. one i think that you know as everyone has said so far on the panel just the idea of blackness right it's just the idea. that there are. a lot of black people. you know and. so there is that but again just the idea that exists is a threat to people enough to make people want to have it taken down so i like that
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you took us into the future black people exist in the future but i want to move us to the past just for a second because we got a video comment from the dean of the university of virginia school of law and she raises a point that you raised a little bit earlier terry have a listen to what she said when you look at these incidents in historical perspective they have a very long pedigree going all the way back to the beginning of this country and in england where there were laws that really essentially made it a crime to be a person who was out of place in any way in the one nine hundred seventy s. the supreme court made it more difficult for the police to use such laws and they struck down a number of those laws but as you can see from these incidents they still continue there are still some laws on the books that are in a similar vein. so she says you know there is a history here which is a point that you were raising do you think though that that's in the minds of people when they're calling the police they can't be there they're not thinking of the fourteenth amendment and what led to it not just the right i don't know what they are thinking about that but i think that there have been just having this
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built into the d.n.a. of the country and into the system and the laws and there having been an extension of all of this i think is what is kind of evoking in people's minds again so these laws were basically enacted to be able to restrict and relegate black people's presence in public and that is connected to white people's fear of black people so i think it's really important that we recognize that and i think it's really important for white people to do some work in really recognize that to so when i. i'm making this call what am i actually doing right what i'm what how does this overture really connect to this person's life and just what is going on and especially in this contemporary context you know because it's it's just not the time for people to be calling the police on black people for exist for just simply existing and actually embodying joy because that's why the part incident just really kind of teed me off because i mean you know black people just having a barbecue with frankie beverly in the background that's
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a crime you know what i mean. it's out of hand but i mean but again this country does have a history of not only just relegating black people but anyone who is not a able body heterosexual white male and there were laws on the books and the anti vagrancy act in the eight hundred fifty s. relegated the movements of. mexican people out in california there were a series of laws called the ugly laws that existed up until the one nine hundred seventy s. which basically said someone who had a physical deformity or what was perceived as a physical deformity or any kind of physical disability was not allowed to be seen in public so what i do in my media classes is i really try to make connections for students because it's important to know this history in know why if it was illegal for a black person a disabled person a mexican person to actually exist in public then that's also connected to why we do and don't see people reflected in the media and how they are reflected in the media so other than learning history and recognizing and recognizing how it plays
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into today's scenarios what to do about this you wrote a book yes it is. hold it up and get it out all the way. through the end of the book you have some suggestions for recognizing privilege and how to tell others to recognize privilege in a way that won't have them turned off because a lot of people might be watching the show and think they're being racist very well i think one of the things i talk about a lot of my work is speaking up and not over and. i think specially in situations where black bodies or marginalized people are. are in danger that's when we need allies to actually step up and i think too often people are very comfortable with just saying i'm an ally and i changed my facebook profile picture to black lives matter but then when i'm in starbucks i mute when the police show up i don't stand up and say actually those people didn't do anything wrong and i believe in the barbecue video there the woman that was filming was actually challenging her you
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know and i think that that's really important because unfortunately those people are not going to listen to my voice and those are going to be situations where i'm not trying to get arrested i'm not trying to you know be in danger and so we really need people to step up and have those conversations with the members of their family who might be watching these events and saying well maybe they did do something wrong or i don't understand what the big deal is that's when we need you to step up and explain to the people that you care about the people that you have relationships with that this is not ok so that hopefully they are calling the police next time or they are making excuses for someone and i see you nodding their . head of that you're saying i mean it's up to them you know because we are not going to be able to infiltrate those like crucibles a white those on thanksgiving tables those hours those core poles those were unions that are those all white cocoa with potato potato salad. you know we're not going to be able to have those conversations with them and that's when it's up
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to the white people to service those of. us who are and whatever and the ones who are wanting this that's all the time we have so i have to thank all of our guests for having this conversation and for our audience for viewing keep the conversation going online at hash tag stream. in the next episode of science in a golden age i'll be exploring the contributions made by scholars during the medieval islamic period in the field of astronomy. copernicus is this day to these medieval astronomers from the golden age. that streams in many ways will be the computers of the day you can use it to find the time you could navigate
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here and buy their votes for as little as ten dollars of course if i'm a politician and i gave culture an education to the people i'm in pairing them and if i'm impairing them they may not vote for me so that's why it's in their interest to keep things as they are. it's a vicious circle of inequality aggravated by a severe recession and governmental stared that's left thirteen million brazilians unemployed and even if the next government can start the recovery process those living here at the bottom of the social ladder will be the last to benefit. considering the democratic bill which. was to break. the u.s. government shutdown continues as republicans say proposed legislation from the
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democrats is a no go. hello this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead. but i don't want to be in syria forever. its sand and its death donald trump defends his decision to withdraw u.s. troops from syria plus apple says it expects to lose billions in the coming months and his boss blames a u.s. china trade war and a change of tone in brazil as the new president moves to make it easier to exploit the amazon rain forest. thank you for joining as us president donald trump has asked congressional leaders to return to the white house on friday after both sides failed to reach a deal to end the partial government shutdown said he is prepared to let the
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shutdown go on indefinitely unless he gets funding to build a wall on the border with mexico she had the times he has our report from washington. the garbage cans were overflowing outside the white house on the twelfth day of the partial government shutdown inside the president had convened his full cabinet to extol the virtues of his wall and blame the democrats for a budget impasse that donald trump and said he would take full responsibility for just a few weeks earlier i will be the one to shut it down i'm not going to blame you for it he then spoke to the press and though to be said he was now insisting on five point six billion dollars for the wall not even the two point five billion for a barrier but the white house had offered democrats as a compromise once the shutdown began. it. could be a long time and it could be quickly could be a long time it's it's too important a subject to walk away from later in the afternoon the democratic leadership made its way to the white house for the first direct talks with the president in weeks
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however this was organized as a border security briefing by department of homeland security officials not as a negotiation clearly the president was continuing to frame the shutdown as a failure of democrats to understand what he says is an emergency at the southern border even as illegal border crossings are at historic lows and after the meeting the democrats said their plans have not changed they are now feeling the heat it is not helping the president it is not helping the republicans to be the owners of the shutdown well as the president to open up government we are giving him a republican path to do that why would he not deal with incoming house speaker nancy pelosi has made it clear that she intends to pass several bills in the house on thursday to reopen the government with one point three billion dollars for border security but no funding for troops wall but to end the shutdown the senate will need to post those bills as well and the republican leadership there
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says it has no intention of even debasing them as i've said consistently for the last two weeks. what are. considering a democratic bill which. the president didn't receive five billion dollars for the wall when republicans controlled both houses of congress now that power is split that goal seems all but impossible more talks are being planned for friday she able to washington and here's andy gallagher now with the latest from washington what i think is important to remember in all of this consider is building the wall on the u.s. border a national security issue it's that important to him it was his signature promise to his supporters and he won and wants to deliver on that promise but he will not negotiate with the democrats at the moment they have offered over a billion dollars to enhance security in the u.s. border but he wants more than five billion to build a physical war something the democrats a dead set against and there is
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a big power shift in washington d.c. this week nancy pelosi will become the speaker of the house because the democrats won control of the house and with that shift in power it's hard to see how donald trump can get the money he wants to physically build that war mitch mcconnell the senate majority leader is already saying this is a government shutdown that could go on for weeks and he's someone who has over a long career negotiated his way through these government shutdowns but he's basically shrugging his shoulders and saying look this is on doll trump he's making an insistence that he needs to get this money to build this wall but that doesn't look like it's likely to happen anytime soon on friday they will be back at the negotiating table but this could be a long government shutdown with no money in sight for donald trump to build the wall he so badly wants chris garcia is a political commentator and former u.s. commerce department official in the trump administration he says donald trump will likely get the funding he wants for the border war with the public supports. this
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is an issue that the president believes is about national security it's not just about immigration or illegal immigration for that matter this is a national security issue that the president frankly didn't campaign on but this becomes about democrats saving face as they take over the house come to thursday what we're going to find is that with each passing day democrats become more and more i would say the owners of this shutdown because the president did say in the oval office meeting with chuck schumer nancy pelosi that he would own the shutdown if there was not funding provided for border security however what he's now done is he's switched that around and said well now that we have the house in control with democrats in control of the house it's now their responsibility to fund the border was now their responsibility to have border security under their tenure so it's a very interesting move the president pulled here and i think it's very similar to some of his foreign policy negotiating tactics that he's used and we'll see that we will see the fruit of that in the next coming days i think the president's going to allow this to run its course knowing that full well he will come out victorious
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he's well on his way to a victory here and frankly with eighty percent of the american people agreeing that border security is a significantly important issue in the united states where it costs perhaps i believe upwards of two hundred billion dollars each year to not have a secure border the president's asking for a mere five billion dollars to fund that wall and i think that most americans as the polls will show agree with that. in syria at least thirty one people are dead after days of intense fighting between two armed groups in northern syria it's happening in parts of two provinces aleppo and live. as in turkey backs rebel forces and blaming each other for starting the violence as the worst fighting in this part of the country in three months meanwhile president trump has described syria's war as sand and death while defending his decision to withdraw u.s. troops on the country speaking at a cabinet meeting on wednesday trying didn't provide a timetable for the military exit he announced last month against the advise of his defense sees what he did say he wants to protect the kurdish people in syria thomas
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been a key is a landing the kurdish why b.g. who have been key allies in the fight against science all. i notice is faster or slower that is one of the times when you hear what somebody said four months but i didn't i didn't say that either i'm getting out we're getting out of syria look we don't want syria obama gave up syria years ago when he didn't violate the red line i did when i shot fifty nine missiles and but that was a long time later so syria was lost long ago it was lost long ago and besides that i don't want we're talking about sand and death that's what we're talking about what we want to protect the kurds never the less we want to protect the kurds but i don't want to be in syria forever it's st and it's death not me is director of the center for middle east studies at the university of
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denver he says it's clear donald trump isn't listening to his top advisors. i think there's just a lot of you know concern and you know consternation about the absence of any sort of u.s. strategy with respect to the middle east with respect to syria with respect to the potential of you know greater conflict in evolving as a result of this rush to decide decision. one thing that is clear though i think that we can learn from these recent comments both today and on december nineteenth when trump announced his withdrawal is a trap is very much his own man he's not listening to you know john bolton is not listening to his generals he's making his own foreign policy that is really weak aytaroun to the isolationist stream of the core base of american supporters who support him roughly thirty percent right or wrong and he's very much his own men. the head of apple has partly baned the u.s. presidents trade war with china for missing out on billions of dollars worth of
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business ten cook warned of lower than expected earnings for the first quarter of this year also citing weak a demand from china last year washington and beijing impose a series of tit for tat tat of sun each other's goods sean nichols is a reporter at the register a technology news and opinion website he says it's not just a trade war affecting apple. i think what apple would like to do is really kind of as much as possible cite china cite the trade we're saying is issues as the cause of this but as you noted the over the last couple years apple has significant lee increased the price of the i phone we've tim cook special explanation of this is you're seeing kind of a combination of the trade wars kind of causing problems in china kind of worries over the economy and that's making people less likely to go in and purchase apple products it's so you're seeing both apple saying this is the train where the economic policies but it's also you know our products are more expensive and fewer
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people want to go to the store and pay that much for a phone through our street and it was something like seven point five percent drop in apple's share price i mean this isn't a huge hit for apple as far as the shortfall i believe it's only about four or five billion out of an eighty four billion dollar of revenue. for the quarter but if this is something that investors are paying attention to and they did punish apple pretty significantly after hours trading. brazilian fans have hits record highs after a new president jaya both a narrow took office his government's announce a major policy overhauling quoting a move expected to increase the commercial exploitation of the amazon rain forest also narrow has issued an executive order making the agricultural ministry responsible for indigenous land the move is seen as a victory for business but has angered dr schools that environmentalist the government has also promised to introduce an anti-crime them john home one has more
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from the capital brasilia. president but also not overt only just been sworn in really when he started to try and take action and come good on his campaign promises one of them was not one centimeter more of land for indigenous reserves and he signed an executive order that all intents and purposes made that happen there was obviously outcry from indigenous leaders who would see this is a thin end of the wage at the moment it doesn't affect established indigenous reserves in the country but they fear that a president who's made no secret really of his plans and decide to develop brazil's natural resources would then move on to that next the agricultural minister the new agricultural minister also came out and said that brazil had too many environmental laws the agriculture ministry at the moment is really in the hands of the agri business lobby who would also like to develop.

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